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sandy disrupting the campaigns of president obama and governor romney seven days until election day. the president distracted dealing with a nationa emergency. governor romney distracted trying to find the appropriate balance of campaigning in the midst of national catastrophe. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> this is a tough time for a lot of people. >> after cancelling to more campaign events president obama headed to the red cross to continue the role of heeler in chief. >> there is no excuse for inaction at this point. i won every agency to lean forward and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they need to know where they are needed as quickly as possible. >> looking presidential in the final week of a tight campaign in a rol that won -- one rare praise from governor chris christie who gave the keynote address at the republican national convention. >> she has been very attentive. anything that i have asked for his gun. i think the president publicly r that. he has done as far as i'm concerned, great job for new jersey. >> of t
president obama or governor romney to return to the campaign trail. they're operating with very little information. we can't know at this point just how devastating the damage might turn out to be. as a result i think both campaigns are being very cautious about what they do other than paying attention to the storm. >> woodruff: susan, what's your read on how the campaigns are dealing with all this? >> i think there are two things to look at. one is just the logistics, for instance, does this storm affect early voting that's going on now in ohio and north carolina and virginia? but a second thing is the larger atmospherics. what is the effect of having president obama go off the campaign trail back to the white house? the white house just this afternoon released a photo of him meeting in the situation room to get an update on storm damage. it seems to me that has an impact on a race where governor romney has been making some progress in recent days. does this kind of freeze things for where they are now. >> woodruff: that's what i wanted to ask you, susan. does one candidate or another
is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and virginia, it's considered a tie. >> both sides of that campaign will closely be watching tomorrow's release of the monthly employment reports. scott mcgrew continues our coverage. >> reporter: good morning. this wi
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day. governor romney continues on the stump, while president obama campaigns in three states today while also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. details, next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multivitamin today? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. nbc's tracie potts has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, reuters ipsos, one of the latest national polls out there, gives president obama just a one percentage point lead nationally. that is a tie as the president heads back out today to speak with voters. president obama's back on the campaign trail. polls show him up by six in iowa, two in wisconsin and two in new hampshire, but this week he's focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape,
this election will be won. >>> the final push has president obama and governor romney barnstorming seven critical swing states across the country. in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. the argument -- >> the unemployment rate is falling. manufacturing is coming back to our shores. our assembly lines are hum again. >> the passion -- >> this is an election about big things, about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground in these states. all-important ohio -- can romnen win the white house without it? we're ask the state's republican governor, john kasich. and also joining us, wisconsin's republican governor, scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john hickenlooper. analysis on what will tip the scales in this historically tight presidential race. from our roundtable, from msnbc, rachel maddow. "new york times" columnist, david brooks. "washington post" columnist, ej dionne. former ceo of hewlett-packard, now vice chair of the national republican senatorial c
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
the extreme weather center. with president obama and governor romney headed into the final week we want to track where the race stands with senators from four key swing states. republican problem portman who played president obama in romney's debate appropriation, 18 electoral votes if play in a state obama won in 2008 by 4.6 points and now leading by 2.3 points in the latest average of recent polls. republican ron johnson of wisconsin, ten electoral votes at state, obama won by 14 points last time and now leading by 2.3 percent. democrat mark warner, obama woman the 13 electoral votes by 16 points four years ago and now is tried and democrat part udall of colorado, obama won nine electoral votes by nine points and the race now is dead even. senator portman, the state most people think may decide the race and that is ohio, the obama camp says they have a big edge in early voting in your state and they also note they have 137 campaign offices around the country but the romney camp has only 39. >>guest: well, you mentioned first of all the real clear politics average in ohio being 2.3 per
"/nbc/marist. governor romney, 44%. in wisconsin, president obama at 49%. in new hampshire, president obama at 49%, governor romney at 47%. so the good news is that's a lead for president obama, from the democratic are perspective. the bad news is he's been dropping. in iowa, that lead was eight points, now it's six. in wisconsin, that lead is now three points, it was six. new hampshire, it was a seven-point lead, it's now two. so if you actually map it, it's shrinking very dramatically five days left until the election. are you worried about that trend? you must be. >> not at all. not at all. we had always anticipated that there would be a very, very close race. but i think, basically, what it's going to boil down to is who do we trust. and i think the polling will show that the american people trust this president. i think when you've got a situation where the president is either basically tired or leading in all of these battleground states, you've got, just the eyes will tell you that some of them are going to come out in his favor, if not all. but i think the president clearly, you've got to
didn't know, whether governor romney was there to debate barack obama or endorse barack obama. >> and guys, how are you doing? >> how are you doing. >> great. >> don't get up. >> last night and throughout this campaign, they've laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. >> his idea of growing the economy is raising taxes and does anyone think raising taxes creates more jobs? >> i have the deal for the president. >> what's the thing with trump and you? it's like me and letterman, what's he got against you here? i don't get it. >> and this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> we are pulling an all-nighter. no sleep. >> you notice my voice is getting a little hoarse. >> we've come too far to turn back now. >> we recognize this is a year with a big choice and the american people want to see big changes. and together, we can bring that kind of change, real change to our country. >> and with a race so close you can count on the campaign getting even more intense, in these last nine days. and we'll be right back with a final note. i ta insulin, so
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
. >> obama: governor romney talks about small businesses but governor, when you were in massachusetts, small businesses development ranked about 48th i think out of 46 in massachusetts because the policies you're promoting don't help small businesses. >> cenk: i don't know if he did it on purpose but i loved that. he accidentally said he ranked 48th and then all of the fact checkers said no, actually he was third from the bottom not second. how about bain? you didn't create jobs. that wasn't your job. as we showed you in the commercial, he thought his job was to harvest profits out of the companies and if he left them to die well so be it. in fact, he did leave a lot of them to die. this guy has no credentials on job creation. and his proposals are identical to bush's and maybe even worse because they even further right wing. that's the reality. that's what i think president obama should have focused on this entire time. he did a pretty decent job with this campaign but i would have hit hard on those categories bu
, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote," and tonight, our brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today, and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. george? >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg, of new york city, independent mayor michael bloomberg, had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse. today he came out and said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. of course, that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday, and the poll you just cited, diane, also shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who
believed that president obama had gone around the world apologizing. now in the last debate, governor romney reassured that he was not as likely to take people into war as they had thought in that debate. and i think that was a calculated strategy on his part. now, you could say, "and it was illegitimate. you secretly know that he was more likely." but nonetheless, what we can measure is whether they get what he said he was going to do in the context. and i think that president obama responded to the apologizing around the world claim in a i mber of ways that were effective as well. and i think one of the things that we can say about debas making a difference is that, had there been debat in the i ldwater/johnson election, had there been debates in the mcgovern/nixon election, i think we would not have had the blowout landslides that we had. what debates do is take the caricaturing of the challenger and give the challenger a chance to snd there and be who the re challenger would like to be in front of that audience. i think for governor romney the benefit was he knocked down some of
's a consequential difference. they know that president obama is going to increase taxes, where, where governor romney is not if he's elected president. that's an important issue distinction. coming into the last debate, the annenberg survey showed that the public thought that governor romney was more likely to take the country into a war, than was president obama. but the public also believed that president obama had gone around the world apologizing. now in the last debate, governor romney reassured that he was not as likely to take people into war as they had thought in that debate. and i think that was a calculated strategy on his part. now, you could say, "and it was illegitimate. you secretly know that he was more likely." but nonetheless, what we can measure is whether they get what he said he was going to do in the context. and i think that president obama responded to the apologizing around the world claim in a number of ways that were effective as well. and i think one of the things that we can say about debates making a difference is that, had there been debates in the goldwater/john
. the governor and president obama took a helicopter ride over the area from atlantic city down to an areahere the governor had told people to get ohe and in many cases they didn't and he kind of jokingly but firmly let them know when they were speaking a couple minut after the video you're seeing right now, he let them know he was not happy with them but he'd give them a break thisnuime around. but it's just a veryi, very kind of like -- this is a -- you know it's not a big state geographically but it's a very densely populate state and very diverse when it comes tola geography as toll. the highlands took a tremendous hit because that's where the winds seemed to be the stongest and trees came down and power is out there and there's no telling sten it will be restored. along the sngre, of course, you're seeing some of the damage that occurred there where once stood houses there are now waves in some cases. then you go up farther north closer to new york city across ree hudson and you have places like jersey city and hoboken, lplaces that are populated with an awful lot of people. in fact, thos
much better than president obama. even the most liberal people say governor romney well outshined the president. that really helped with the early voting. the ground game in the key states is pivotal. but mitt romney's moving in the right direction. they can't afford four more years of barack obama. >> shannon: something the president has had to talk a lot about and fielded a lot of questions about, of course, the deadly attack in benghazi. four americans left dead and a lot of unanswered questions at this point. the house has held one initial hearing on this. there are a number of investigations underway. what is your impression so far about what have you learned and not been able to learn? >> what's unfortunate, the white house has not been transparent. they promised it, but they have not been candid. yesterday, a local aquilliate in colorado asked the president, did they deny a request for help and the president couldn't answer that basic question. a lot more questions we have four dead americans and people injured. and it's just sad, we have to make sure that it never, never h
shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems confident. his campaign manager said they have the math, romney's campaign the myth. polls out today ha
. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. tomorrow both president obama and governor romney will be in or around columbus, ohio. a testament to how important the state is. he is here in virginia was built on a site of the old meadow farms where the great secretariat was born. i will help you make your own analogis. whoever wins the commonwealth will win it by a nose. the governor pressing hard on economy today. "fox news poll" showing him with a nine point ad vage over the president. with mr. obama on the campaign trail governor romney is sharpening the contrast with the president who is best to bring back prosperity for the nation. >> do you want the four more years like the last four years? >> no!. >> you want four more years where 23 million americans are struggling to have a good job? >> no!. >> you want four more years where earnings are going down every year? >> no!. >> you want four more years of trillion dollar deficits in washington? >> no!. >> reporter: governor romney drawing the sharp contrasts with government. do you want bigger government with stifling regulati
, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much
president obama 49% to 47%. now, that is westboun within thn of error. former mississippi governor haley bar bore join barber join. good evening. > >> greta: have you had any further thoughts about the race? >> for my thinking, the biggest change in the race is to obama's favor and that's been this storm, you know. any day that we're not talking about the economy and jobs, that we're not talking about obama's record for debt and deficits, health care, energy, any day we're talking about something else, that's good for obama, and so i will be surprised if he doesn't make a little bit of a comeback here. he's had a prett pretty solid mt for a month. there wasn't anything happehe m. what may stop it is this storm and not so much that the president will do a great job, although i don't have any doubt that he will. mostly what happens right after a terrible storm is we know where i come from, it's the local first responders. it's the firemen, the policeman, the highway patrolmen, the national guardsmen, the mayors, the governors, but the federal government has a role to play, a bigger role down t
obama and new jersey governor chris christie are going to tour parts of the state of new jersey tomorrow. atlantic city is obviously on the president's schedule. lorenzo langford is the mayor of atlantic city. he joins us now by phone. mayor langford, your city was truly slammed by this superstorm. the boardwalk smashed, areas flooded. fudge, give's a status update. >> well, i think we're coming out of this thing in pretty good shape, believe it or not. our biggest concern at this point is trying to restore power to 1/3 of our residents. once we're able to do that, i'm hopeful state police will open up the roads into atlantic city to allow for passage of our residents who have been moved into higher ground in shelters outside the city tone able them to come back in and return to their humble abodes. that's our biggest concern right now. >> were there any casualties? >> we had one casualty. we haven't determined as of yet whether or not it was an atlantic city resident. but one of the shelters where some of our residents had been moved to did realize a fatality, i should say. and that's t
to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true
is governor romney's must-win, same can be said for president obama in pennsylvania where the latest "philadelphia inquirer" poll has the president up by a sizable margin. governor romney has narrowed the lead to six points there. 49-43 in pennsylvania. mitt romney's running mate is on the about us hoeding across ohio. congressman paul ryan on a two-day eight-stop trip through the critical battleground state calling on voters to support the republican ticket. nbc news correspondent ron mott on the bus with the vp nominee. i understand you just arrived in circleville, ohio? >> reporter: we are behind schedule by about 40 minutes, i would say. paul ryan just finished up a quick brief address with supporters outside lindsey's bakery. i'm told it's world famous. they've got pumpkin donuts they put on the bus here. we have two more events in about 120 or so miles left to go. this is a must-win for the campaign. that's the way they're positioning it. ohio senator rob portman said he can't see this republican ticket winning the white house without winning here in ohio. no republican has eve
events. >> exactly. >> obama: i have spoken to all of the governors in all of these states we have pre-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema. hey, don. >> caller: yeah, thanks for taking my call. i have a political strategy for ohio actually a democratic one. but romney is trying to do whatever he can to get any press coverage he can possibly get. these food thing, i heard he called these governors and all of this stuff. i know he has been running for president for the last 20 years it seems, he wouldn't even be in the picture but he is just trying to get his name out there, because obama and the storm will get all of the reaction. >> and it seems like him calling the governors would be just getting in the way. >> and what a coincidence he is doi
through the shore town. mutual admiration between president obama and new jersey governor chris christie. this is what the president promised the victims. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure you get all of the help that you need until you rebuild. >> i've got to be able to reach across the aisle and get good democrats and good republican ares to work together. >> our special guest michael moore is here. tweet us tonight. we begin tonight live in manhattan's bridge tonight. jason, it is a rough time for many new yorkers tonight. it is a rough time for people on the east coast. it is almost two cities now. you have above 40th street and below 40th street. chaos. i had to walk here because it was complete gridlock. what can you tell me about when new york will be back on its feet? >> that is a question that a lot of people are asking. it is going to take a while before new york gets to what it used to be. today we witnessed thousands of people walking across the queensboro bridge. that is what we have been seeing throughout the day today. saw that
until the americans go to the polls and will voice your vote and today president obama and governor romney put the brakes on the campaign until sandy is tamed. >> reporter: president obama was a no-show to his own rally in orlando florida this morning. whist away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy and to warn those in its p ath. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to show the president looking and command released to photographs of him eating with advisers preparing for the storm. between his campaign and that romney had been canceled. two events went on without the president including one in youngstown ohio where former president clinton and vice president biden got a first- hand feel for the storm's winds. heavy wind and rain impacted early voting in ohio and other contested states, directly in the storm's path including two that also have early in-person voting. >> as analogous and is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail until wednesday but that is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all r
hours. president obama just wrapping up remarks in nashua, new hampshire, moments ago, hitting governor romney over what he calls a one-point economic plan. >> folks at the top get to play by a different set of rules than you do. they get to pay lower tax rates. outsource jobs. they want to let wall street run wild, make reckless bets with other folks' money. >> governor romney campaigning right here in battleground florida alongside senator marco rubio, government headed to his second event of the day in the sunshine state. he addressed voters in pensacola earlier this afternoon. once again, taking it to president obama. >> he promised his would be a post partisan presidency. we've watched him over these last four years and he's been devisive and demonized almost any group that opposed him. >> both governor romney and vice president biden canceled planned trips tomorrow to virginia as hurricane sandy starts to close in there. the governor rescheduling his visit to virginia will campaign instead in the must-win state of ohio. if the buckeye state is governor romney's must-win, same can
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political odd couple once president obama's harshest critic, new jersey governor chris christie commending his leadership during the storm. lou dobbs is here with his take on that. >> as we go to break, look at the 10 and 30-year treasurys. 10 down to 1.07% yield. meantime on 30-year-old yields also the same story just about unchanged at 2.87%. we'll be right back. >> him liz macdonald with your fox business brief. there is a bearish tone down on wall street after the new york stock exchange resumed trading after a historic two-day shut down. the last time the exchange was closed for two days of weather was in 1888. the market is down 30 points. >>> shares for seagate technology also under pressure after posting first quarter results that fell short of expectations, moving forward the storage device company also forecast weak revenue for its current quarter due to slowing pc sales and lower prices. >>> on the upside investors remain bullish about the warnaco group on the news of a buyout deal. rival pbh who markets calvin klein and tommy hilfiger brands is buying the company for $2.9 billi
president obama and governor romney put the bricks on the campaign until sandy is over. abc's jake tapper explains. >> reporter: president obama was a no show to his own rally in orlando, florida, this morning, whisked away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy, and to warn those in its path. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to show the president looking in command released these two photographs meeting with advisers preparing for the storm. between his and mitt romney's campaigns, 30 events have been canceled. two events went on without the president. including one in youngstown, ohio where many former president clinton and vice president biden got a firsthand feel for the storm's winds. those heavy winds and rain may impact early voting in ohio and four other contested states are directly in the storm's path also with early voting. s president is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail till wednesday but that like everything else this week is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all right, jake, than
with president obama and new jersey governor chris christie. with the election year but the disaster now two political rivals joined hands and got to work. they saw a shoreline battered beyond recognition, almost beyond belief. mile after mile of destruction. home after home, life after life. on the ground at a local shelter no political complications, just simple need and promises from each man to meet it. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul in to making sure the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. i want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> ask you to back up, please. >> in hoboken, new jersey, that meant the national guard, nowhere to be seen until last night was out in force today, rescuing people stranded and getting hungr
obama and governor romney. what is their message for these final three days? >> victor, it's interesting, both of them have the same message. change. they're saying it in different ways. you're hearing a lot about change as they crisscross the campaign trail in the final days. both were talking about the message yesterday, last night in ohio. take a listen. >> the president says that, you know, it has to be this way. i say it has to change. he says, he's got excuses for us. i say, in fact, no, i have a plan for us. >> he says that we need to settle for where we are with this high unemployment and low wage growth. i say this, americans don't settle. >> now, governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he tried as hard as he can to repackage these bad ideas and offer them up as change. he says something, now suddenly he's the candidate of change. but, we know what change looks like. and what he's trying to sell, that's not it. >> you're going to hear a lot more of that between now and tuesday, election day, of course. as both candidates reach out to that very small sli
appreciate your generosity. >> while calling president obama's response to the storm outstanding, governor chris christie had this to say about sandy's effect on the election. >> it doesn't matter a lick it to me at the moment. i have much bigger fish to fry than that. >> joining me now is democratic strategy chris kofinis and erin mcpike. you heard governor christie. i think other words that a lot of people feel right now. we know the importance of the election. after all, this is the presidency we're discussing here, but at this point when you see new video like what came out of new jersey in the last few minutes, we have one week to deal with the election, but right now people are hurting. >> that's right. there was a rumor yesterday that mitt romney might go to new jersey to survey some of the damage. chris christie was asked about that. he essentially brushed that off and wasn't interested. he was interested in working with the president in relief efforts and didn't want to see presidential politics in new jersey. i thought that comment was more important that mitt romney can't show u
. president obama is doing what he had to do. governor christie's doing what he feels he has to do. but i lived and breathes politicked. to show you how i've become obsessed with the tragedy in my district i got a colleague from msnbc asking what governor christie said about president obama. christie attacked him based on past performance. i'm living in a bubble right now. i had no idea. if i had to look at it overall and stark politics it's a short-term benefit to the president. by election day, people will make whatever decision they're going to make, obviously hime hoping for governor romney. president obama's doing what he has to do. it's important for the country. >> thank you so much. thanks for what you're doing for all of your folks and good luck to you. >> thank you. >> in the district. airports are shut down by hurricane sandy but beginning to resume operations slowly. this morning, laguardia airport, completely flooded during the storm, reopened limited service office jfk and newark opened. tom kos tell la made his way to laguardia overnight. what are you seeing there? >> repor
available and tracking the hurricane. the mara thon sprint by governor romny and president obama. and the race taking a tour. governor romney cancelling all event necessary virginia and will join his running mate congressman ryan in ohio. biden cancelled in virginia beach. a lot happening in politics including a live event we'll bring you as it happens. governor romney is in florida at this hour. and chief white house corpondant -- correspondant in new hampshire will keep you up to date. here's what is colliding with the political plans and leading to long lines for the polls for people who are voting early. a large chunk bracing for what forecasters call a perfect storm. hurricane sandy closing in on the east coast. and the waves are turning and people are preparing in new jersey as well and all up and down the eastern sea board. we have seen it kill people more than 40 as it churns through the caribbean and now it is headed north. >> maria. >> good to see you. we are tracking sandy with a hurricane with maximum sustained winds x. forecast to make landfall in the midatlantic coa
. with president obama and governor romney headed into the final week, we want to track where the race stands with senators from four key swing states. republican rob portman of ohio, who played president romney in the debate represent and 18 electoral votes are in play en a state obama won in '08, by 4.6 points and now leads 2.3 points in the latest real clear politics average of recent polls and republican ron johnson of wisconsin, 10 electoral votes at stake and obama won by almost 14 points, last time, and, is now leading by 2.3. and democrat mark warner of virginia, obama won its 13 electoral votes by 6 points, four years ago and now is tied with romney. and, democrat mark udall of colorado, obama won the 9 electoral votes last time by nine points and the race there is now dead even. senator portman, let's start with the state i guess most people think may decide the race, that is ohio. the obama camp says they have the big edge in early voting in your state and also note that they have 137 campaign offices around the country, and the romney camp has only 39. >> well, chris, first of all
voters out there. president obama and governor romney spending millions to get their vote. especially in battleground states. check out this cnn electoral map. the states in yellow are up for grabs. blue are safe for obama. light blue, leaning obama. red, those are safe for romney. light red leaning romney. but what will it take to win over the undecided voters, what do they want to know. "saturday night live" had this take. >> before you get our vote, you're going to have to answer some questions. questions like -- >> when is the election? >> what are the names of the two people running? and be specific. >> who's the president right now? is he or she running? >> in real life, undecided voters sound like this. >> i want there to be continued job growth. >> don't say republican, don't say democrat, just get it done. >> i have not heard anything other than this tough guy rhetoric, and numbers that don't add up. >> it's critical right now, to make the best decision. >> a lot of people need relief, and i'm not too sure the election is going to give it, no matter who gets elected. >> i hop
on the jersey shore as president barack obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured hurricane damage in some of the hard-hit areas there. a little bit unexpected today, given that chris christie gave the keynote address at the republican convention against the president last summer. none of that political animosity on display today. both men said that they talked about everything from restoring power to clean drinking and sewage water in the area. >> i discussed all those issues today with the president and i'm pleased to report that he has sprung into action immediately to help get us those things while we were in the car riding together. so i want to thank him for that. he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. >> governor christie throughout process has been responsive, he's been aggressive, i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back. >> and larry, i asked the folks on the romney campaign what they made of chris christie's political bear hug here of president ba
on a conference call with president obama, 10 governors, and other mayors. >> he indicated he is prepared to make sure they cut through all the red tape so that federal assistance if needed will be made immediately available. if people have any difficulty getting through the federal apparatus to call them directly ourselves. >> the city is getting back to normal in the schools and the government will make it back on tomorrow. they are restoring power but for one family that will not solve their problems. >> this is the hole where the tree came from. this is what is left from the tree and that is their home there. power was restored in this neighborhood just about an hour ago. the mayor has praised the power crews and the sea saying we should do something to help new york since they have been devastated in he will do whatever they think we should need to do to help. live from northwest washington, sam ford abc 7 news. >> sandy has moved inland. up and down the east coast, the storm left a lot of decimation. >> what is next for us? we turn to doug hill for the latest. what's the latest here is what
. president obama and governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously, their world has been torn apart. >> new york city was also hit hard. a police helicopter made more air rescues. the subway system is expected to reopen with limited service today. and jfk and newark airports are back hope with limited service. la guardia could follow suit sometime today. we'll all have a live update from new jersey in our next hour. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy in our area. sky fox flew over that area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads from this vantage point. official tell us the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> the anne arundel county fire department is investigating the death of a contractor who was killed when a tree fell on him. it happened on
on monday night. this afternoon, president obama and governor chris christie will visit that area to survey the damage. speaking of the president, well, we're just six days away from the election. mitt romney may be losing some momentum as president obama responds to sandy's destruction. and of course we're just two days away from october's critical unemployment number. varney & company starts right now. okay. so right now you're looking at the board here. these are the dow 30 stocks as neil cavuto called it the jeopardy board. and home depot as you might imagine at the top doing the best so far. insurance companies under a a little bit of pressure, not necessarily a lot, but the markets opened slightly to the upside. we are back in business here on fox business. the stock market is open. by the way, stuart is off today in previously scheduled assignment. but i have a great company for you today. elizabeth macdonald is back and former clinton advisor doug schoen is also here. nicole petallides back on the floor of the new york stock exchange. happy to see you down there nicole. we're going
was dead even, 49-49. governor romney garnered 51% of the votes versus president obama 41 and 48. what is interesting is i travel around the victory centers particularly yesterday the issue of benghazi is bubbling up. people are demanding answers from the administration. i think that will have a big impact here in the state of wisconsin. >> chris: we will get to benghazi later in our discussion. senator udall i was surprised to learn close to 80% of voters in your state will have voted before election day. the romney camp says they are winning in absentee requests and early he voting and also swinging the suburbs around denver that went for obama four years ago. >> good morning, chris. we have a great ground game here in colorado. you're right, about 80% of the votes will be cast before election day but in the end coloradans will go for a president who has overseen slow to but steady economic growth. unemployment levels below 8%. the coloradans look for a leader who says what he means and means what he says. so governor romney has three problems here in colorado. we don't know he wheth
governor that obama is going to raise questions about romney next week because it is very hard if not impossible for him to get 50 percent. he has to discourage the undecided from voting for romney. that is a win for the president if they stay home. he will need tv effort and plus trying to persuade the undecided not to support romney. >> and governor, may i just add the states are significant for another reason. we look through the 2008 pris'm. in the states that we mentioned. obama carried wisconsin, iowa and new hampshire and ohio, certainly . but two short years later. a republican one state wide seat and in the case of wisconsin twov them and in the case of new hampshire. and so super seeding intervening factor is the 2010 election and model the turn out with a hybrid of 2008 and 10 where the issues are the same as in 2010; you are on to something you copele that with the president is looking less look a president and more like a politician . he doesn't want to talk about benghazi but binders and bimper. that is making the undecided vote to break for the challenger is true
. it quotes president obama and governor romney yesterday but what do you think about how it works right now? caller: well, i forgot to tell you, that is what my mother said. she said we should have had -- the federal government should have had shelter and aid for the people that were fleeing. i agree with her there. the government should be involved. but on the outskirts to begin with. because they don't know what is happening on the inside lines. host: were you watching the mayors and governors yesterday as they held press conferences? >> you know what? my mom is fixated on it and i saw it for a couple of days. but when the storms started coming in and today i looked for a couple of secrets and saw one inch of rain and thought i'm not going to get caught up in it. but i do have feelings for the folks. i hope all of their property and family and friends are safe. host: a little more from the piece in the "washington post." congress has broadened fema's authority so it can respond in advance of major storms instead of waiting for governors to request aid after a disaster strikes the measures
obama and governor romney headed into the final week, we want to track where the race stands with senators from four key swing states. republican rob portman of ohio who played president obama in romney's debate prep. 18 electoral votes in play in a state obama won in '08 by 4.6 points and now leading by 2.3 points in the the latest realclearpolitics average of recent polls. republican ron johnson of wisconsin, ten electoral votes at stake. obama won by almost 14 points last time and now leading by 2.3. democrat mark warner of virginia. obama won its 13 elector aral votes by 6 points is four years ago but now tied with romney and democrat mark udall of colorado. obama won the nine electoral votes last time by nine points. the race there now dead even. senator portman let's start with the state that most people think may decide this race and that is ohio. the obama camp says they have a big edge in early voting in the state and also note that they have 137 campaign offices around the country while the romney camp has only 39. >> well, chris first of all, you mentioned the real
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president obama and governor romney canceled a lot of their campaign events scheduled. rightly so. they should. president obama needs to stand up and show he is the president and take charge. governor romney can't look like he is politicizing a storm where a lot of people, a lot of damage, maybe a lot of people dying. can i point something out. president obama earlier today with his fema director went to podium and gave a nice speech. be careful, people lives are number one, the most important. there is a question toward the end of the speech, what will the impact be on the election, sir? president obama said i'm not worried about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. the election will take care of itself next week. right now the number one priority is make sure we're saving lives. my question is: where was president obama a month-and-a-half ago when four of our americans were locked down, pinned down, about to be assassinated? he was in las vegas campaigning, picking up chec checks. be fair, maybe he learned something from a month-and-a-half ago. >
rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their possessions in ashes. and a little while ago, we saw a man put everything he had in one baby stroller and push it away. breezy point is a community on the rockaway peninsula east of manhattan, and it is the bluest of blue-collar neighborhoods. many of the residents here are new york city firefighters or cops. let us show you what breezy point looked like before. rows of houses just a block or two from the beach. this is what the neighborhood looks like now. governor andrew cuomo walked the ground today and h
. president obama vowing states will get all of the storm assistance they need. >> my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need we will be there. we are going to cut through red tape and not going to get bogged down. >> they will they had to orlando before it gets to the white house. >> they will assist with relief efforts they are urging supporters to keep people at risk in their prayers. >> i know people are nervous about the storm that hits the coast our thoughts and prayers are with people who find themselves in harm's way. >> mitt romney will visit ohio, iowa and wisconsin all states that could sway the election. >> turn over the evidence. they are increasing calls for the obama administration they are outraged they are staying quiet. listen to this. >> very good at touting and giving all of the details like when they got bin laden. but now we know there were tapes recordings inside the consulate during this fight and they have gotten -- they came when the fbi got in and quote top secret. >> republicans are politicizing the issue. >> is this tearrism 101. a n
the praise. but, i mean, you are right, a photo of barack obama with governor chris christie goes a long way. he is liked by a lot of independents in the united states i think that, i don't believe that storm will make people decide. one way or the another whether they are for obama or romney, it gets back to the economy. and you know what would hurt, president obama, is if stock market tanked -- there is that. neil: i wish we had more time, rolling stone article, getting talk that president comment i'll cut to initial calling mitt romney, a bis bs 'er, were you struck by that? seemed out of character for a president we're told does not curse that much. a lot of republicans that look at that as well say, well, it takes one to know one. >> i was in oval office interviewing the president, after we left that is when it happened much he is telling the story, he may have been trying to be a little bit hip for rolling stone. this past week he did not just rolling stone but mtv, and things maybe he thought that would appeal. neil: but rolling stone, and i imagine you knew that would be the quote pe
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